After finishing touring for its previous album, Caress of Steel , in early , the band was in financial hardship due to the album's disappointing sales, unfavorable critical reception, and a decline in attendance at its shows. The band's international label, Mercury Records , considered dropping Rush but granted the band one more album following negotiations with manager Ray Danniels. Though the label demanded more commercial material, the band decided to continue developing its progressive rock sound. Its centerpiece is a minute title track , a futuristic science-fiction song that takes up the entire first side of the album. There are five individual tracks on side two.
It was released as a 20 minute song on their album of the same name. The overture and the first section, "The Temples of Syrinx", were released as a single and have been featured in most of Rush's setlists since. Starting with the Test for Echo Tour , when any parts of the song were performed live, they were transposed down one full step,  as heard on every live album and DVD from Different Stages forward. With the combined movements being twenty minutes and thirty-three seconds long, it is the longest song or suite in Rush's library. The song was adapted into a comic booklet, which used the lyrics of the song as lines for the characters and the narrations from the cover as intros.
Since her father is a bishop, I'm sure he'll want to have his daughter marry a temple worthy person. There are such things as perfect loving families though. And once you are done with those, ask about social issues and where she stands.
Within a cultural group marriage is hard. If you go yourself, you'll see - those people are good people. Willl he build resentment at the struggle to get him to change whether real or imagined. I could never do it. If you can't do that, realizing that your partner may never come around to your side of things, you are not ready to marry this person. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Immediateley after we got married I realised things were not going to be as I thought. Do some research of your own as well, so that you know a little more about the person you are dating. She is in pretty deep and culture is a powerful force. As time has gone by I realized that the opinons of others is not important to me and oddly enough those who did not originally approve have had their hearts and minds changed by the love my husband shows me, our daughter, and the members of my family.